Steve Brown was quoted by Law360 as to the significance of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's plan to require federal contractors and other employers with more than 100 workers to provide more pay data, which the agency says will help uncover potential pay discrimination.

According to Steve, a principal in Bressler's Labor and Employment practice, “this development certainly comes as no great surprise and is entirely consistent with the administration’s and the EEOC’s stated emphasis on identifying and eradicating alleged pay disparity and discrimination in the workplace. Once the EEOC starts gathering and analyzing this newly available pay data, we can expect to see a significant increase in both individual and class pay discrimination litigation. With that in mind, affected employers would be wise to review and self-audit their pay practices well in advance of their September 2017 EEO-1 reporting.”

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